Our Approach

We are convinced that writing is a path to the creative genius in all of us.  Whether you call yourself a writer or not, we know the transformational power of putting yourself in a nurturing environment with permission to notice what you notice and then write about it.  Wide Open Writing offers residential retreats, online classes, individual coaching, weekend workshops and private writing getaways.  

 

We take time to get to know you and your needs and together we develop a pathway toward your goals.  We create a safe space, whether virtual or actual, inviting you to be present with whatever emerges.  Whether it’s an obstacle or a beautiful flow we work with you to be present with what shows up for you, embracing uncertainty and engaging the inner critic.  

 

 

 

 

What you experience with Wide Open Writing

 

  • GROWTH AS A WRITER

  • MOVING FORWARD with curiosity

  • HAving fun WITH KINDRED SPIRITS

  • DEEPENING YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF YOURSELF

  • SURPRISING DISCOVERIES

  • SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

Simply put, making art is chancy -- it doesn't mix well with predictability.  Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make art.  And tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding.  -- "Art & Fear, Observations on the Rewards (and Perils) of Artmaking" by David Bayles and Ted Orland